• How to guides
    Kit to take on your day hike - checklist
    20 Sep 2022 / Gabriella Burden
    A day hike or long walk is a great way to get out and explore, and according to the Ramblers Association , walking is by far Britain’s most popular outdoor recreation activity. Whatever your age, a hiking adventure in the great outdoors is the perfect way to unplug from the pressures of modern life, catch up with friends and family and...
  • Buying guides
    Should I buy hiking boots or hiking shoes guide
    26 Aug 2022 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Do you need hiking boots or walking shoes? Whether you're going hillwalking or hiking, down valleys low or mountains high, your footwear must be fit for purpose. Here's how to find the best hiking boots or shoes for any terrain. Do I need a hiking shoe or a hiking boot? Whether you choose to buy hiking shoes or hiking boots depends on what...
  • Buying guides
    Camping staycation outdoor adventure essentials
    08 Oct 2021 / Gabriella Burden
    Are you planning an adventure closer to home this year? There are thousands of campsites in the UK that are an ideal base for outdoor activites, hiking and cycling. Wherever your next trip will take you and whether you're camping, glamping or caravaning, be sure to make the most of the great outdoors with these 10 camping essentials. #1 - The...
  • Training guides
    Five UK trails you can't miss
    07 Oct 2021 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Montane Ambassador Jen Scotney knows a thing or two about trail running. Based in the Peak District, she manages to juggle working full-time with training and came in third in the 108 mile Spine Challenger . She took a break to tell us about her top five running trails. Coed Y Brenin, Wales Not just a mountain bike mecca, these gorgeous forests...
  • How to guides
    Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The dos, the don'ts and the how tos
    20 Apr 2021 / Gabriella Burden
    Calm mirrored water, stunning silhouettes against the sunshine and the freedom to explore solo or with friends; stand up paddle boarding (SUP) oozes summer vibes. More people are taking to the water than ever before, with popularity in SUP soaring thanks to it being welcoming for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. But before you take the...
  • Buying guides
    How to choose the best waterproof outdoor jacket
    13 Jan 2021 / Damien Whinnery
    The variety of uses, materials, features, and styles makes choosing the perfect waterproof outdoor jacket more challenging than a 40% incline, but we have the tools to help you.
  • Outdoor nutrition
    Trail running and fastpacking – how to get started
    22 Jul 2020 / Damien Whinnery
    Fastpacking, sometimes called fast-hiking, combines long-distance trail running and traditional hiking into an exciting hybrid that embraces performance, fitness, and speed.
  • Buying guides
    How to find the perfect hiking boot for you
    22 Nov 2018
    Salomon adventurer Squash Falconer 's challenges have taken her all over the world, including up and down Everest. We thought she was the perfect person to talk us through picking the perfect hiking boots. What to look for The perfect fit! It’s so important. A great tip is to wear your walking socks when you try a hiking boot on and...
  • Buying guides
    The Ultimate Gear Guide for Winter OCR and Trail Running
    09 Oct 2018
    Obstacle course races (OCR) are muddy at the best of times, but in winter and spring, things get especially cold and wet. Here’s our ultimate gear guide for the winter season!
  • How to guides
    Trail Running for beginners
    22 Aug 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Check out our guide from Sam Lutman-Pauc on trail running for beginners and get some great tips to begin your outdoor adventures.